Dermaplaning Facial in Portland
Dermaplaning or the Scalpel Facial is a relatively new skin care technique that is growing in popularity. Similar to microdermabrasion, dermaplaning uses a blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and expose the fresh, new skin underneath. While microdermabrasion is done by an aesthetician or licensed skin care specialist, dermaplaning can be done at home. It’s also a lot less scary than it sounds — read on to find out more about this revolutionary beauty trend.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a beauty treatment that exfoliates your skin. Dermaplaning is also known as skin scraping, epidermal leveling, and superficial microdermabrasion. It’s a non-invasive procedure that uses a small scalpel to gently remove the dead, outermost layers of your skin, shedding away dullness and revealing a smoother, younger-looking complexion. This quick and easy procedure is often compared to exfoliating your face with a loofah, but is less abrasive. Dermaplaning is like a mini face lift, but it’s a non-surgical procedure that requires no incisions or downtime. Dermaplaning is often done by an aesthetician or licensed skin care specialist.
How does Dermaplaning work?
Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are non-invasive, non-chemical facial procedures. Dermabrasion uses a rotating or vibrating microbrush to gently scrape or exfoliate the top layers of dead skin cells from the face.. A dermatome used in dermaplaning is a small, much softer-touch instrument similar to a scalpel. The dermaplaning tool removes dead skin cells, while stimulating the production of fresh new cells. Additionally, dermaplaning can be used to stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Exfoliation - Since the primary purpose of dermaplaning is exfoliation, you’ll have smoother, softer, and more hydrated skin with regular use. This is due to the fact that the dead skin cells and peach fuzz are removed.
- Brightening - In addition to exfoliating, dermaplaning also helps lighten your overall skin tone, giving you a more youthful glow.
- Visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles - dermaplaning stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improved texture - Not only will you notice an improvement in your skin's overall appearance, but it will also improve skin texture and reduce the size of pores.
Drawbacks of Dermaplaning
- Slight bleeding - Since dermaplaning uses a very small blade to gently remove the dead skin cells, there is a slight chance that you may experience some very minor bleeding. This is normal, and an aesthetician can easily stop it by applying a bit of pressure to the area.
- Discomfort or irritation - Some people experience increased sensitivity or exfoliation from the new cells that are being produced. If this happens, your specialist can try using less pressure when using the dermaplaning tool.
Drawbacks of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates your skin and reveals the new, youthful-looking layer beneath. It’s often compared to facial shaving, but is less intense and less abrasive. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and improve the overall texture of your skin. However, dermaplaning does come with some minor drawbacks, including slight bleeding, increased sensitivity and/or irritation, and/or slight discomfort. Overall, dermaplaning is a great way to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking.
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